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April 16, 2020

Kansas Board of Regents meeting university updates

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

The Kansas Board of Regents virtual meeting on April 15 included several items related to Kansas State University. For more information on these items, see the April meeting agenda items announcement.   

The Regents approved a temporary suspension — for the summer and fall 2020 semesters and ending Sept. 30, 2021 — the portions of the board policy 2D-1DI and 2D-1DI2 that currently states "No student should be permitted to enroll in any semester if there are outstanding delinquencies from prior semesters" and "International students may receive tuition and fees extension privileges until not later than Nov. 10 of the first semester or April 10 of the second semester, pursuant to written agreement with the institution. The policy would otherwise remain effective unless and until the board takes the further action to permanently amend it."

Discussion agenda 

The Regents reviewed and discussed updated data for low-enrollment undergraduate programs at state universities. View a PDF of each university's data

In response to recent COVID-19 related disruptions to scholarly work and teaching, the Regents approved an exception to the tenure clock extension policy. 

The Regents received the first reading of fiscal year 2022 capital improvement requests and five-year plans. Capital improvement projects include new buildings, remodeling or alterations, annual maintenance and utility projects for which costs exceed $1 million. View a PDF of the projects. 

The board approved allocations from the Educational Building Fund to finance studies of state university facilities. K-State's allocation of Educational Building Funds for the deferred maintenance studies is $839,453. 

Distributions of the fiscal year 2021 Postsecondary Educational Institutions Unified Operating Grant, or block grant, were approved. The Legislature approved $11.9 million in 2020 Senate Bill 66 for state universities for fiscal year 2021. K-State's proposed distribution is approximately $3.3 million. 

Provost Chuck Taber presented K-State's proposal to create the Institute of Global Food, Health, and Biosecurity. The Regents approved the request. View a PDF of the proposal.